NHLers test positive for COVID-19

  • NHLers test positive for COVID-19

NHLers test positive for COVID-19

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The NHL is releasing its COVID-19 numbers. with the league reporting 26 out of roughly 250 players have tested positive for the virus since June 8.

There are 250 players that have reported to team facilities for optional participation in on-ice practice.

In addition to the 15 cases found since June 8, the National Hockey League says it's aware of 11 other players who have tested positive "outside of the Phase 2 protocol", bringing the total to 26 known cases in the National Hockey League since the outset of the pandemic.

"There have been in excess of 1,450 COVID-19 tests administered to this group of Players".

Last week, the league announced there had been 11 positive tests out of more than 200 players that had been tested regularly.

The NHL has been targeting July 10 to open training camps, the first time it will be mandatory for players to report to their teams.

The NHL has been working toward resuming its season after it was halted in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, with an expanded 24-team playoff format in two hub cities that have yet to be determined. The NHL and the NHLPA are still negotiating details and have not yet announced the hub cities, though it is down to five finalists: Edmonton, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Toronto.